Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Solstice!

The holidays are a lot fun. But I love to celebrate the Winter Solstice. At last, the days will be getting longer. Here's to visions of the coming spring!



I made this quilt a few years ago with inspiration from the cover of Georgia Quilts by Anita Zeleski Weinraub. The original quilt was made by Annie Parham Howard in 1960.

20 comments:

Marit said...

This is such a lovely tribute to spring! Fantastic colors and beautiful quilting. Just the best way to brighten up Winter Solstice...
Maybe 2011 will bring me some tulips?

Jackie said...

A beautiful quilt!! Just love the red background. Perfect for this time of year!

Teodo said...

Happy Solstice to you with this great and wonderful quilt.
ciao ciao

Lisa said...

Happy Solistice! I am so glad the days will get longer now too. Love the tulips, so springing.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I so love your red! Great quilt.

The Scrappy Bee said...

Happy though strippy tulips with RED!!!! This is a great quilt. I would want to look at it every day till spring. Bonnie

Sujata said...

I agree with Bonnie! It makes me happy every single time I look at this quilt. I might have to make one for myself!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful!!!

Em said...

It is so wonderful to see the whole quilt!!!! SO beautiful!

Judi said...

Wonderful flowers!

Alexis said...

Happy Solstice! We celebrated last night with a trip to the Garden d'Lights- talk about vibrant flowers! I too want to make this quilt every time I see a block of it. Your is wonderful!

Quiltycat said...

I love this quilt...the background reds, the tulips, all!
Happy Solstice to you too!
nichi

Helen said...

I love Winter Solstice... and looking forward to longer days... and spring tulips... and your red quilt!!!

Grazia said...

It's so wonderful...I loved your small avatar, I'm so happy to see the whole quilt!
Ciao
Grazia :)

YankeeQuilter said...

I've had this quilt sketched out for ages but like so many it lingers on my inspiration-board (a bulletin board in my sewing room that is so stacked with inspiration that I can't see anything on it!)

Barb said...

Happy Solstice indeed and a full moon to boot. Hasn't happened in over 450 years.
Fun to see this whole quilt - thanks.

Janet said...

This is one of my favourite quilts of yours, I just love it.

Lizzie said...

This quilt is awsome! I love the bright red!

ROZ said...

What a super quilt! I've seen the pattern before, but you have made the best use of it, for sure

Vesuviusmama said...

One of my favorites! I was just commenting to someone how reading your blog has given me a new appreciation for RED!